Integrative-Learning Experience (IE) courses as those that offer students a chance to explore integrative pathways that connect the core knowledge and skills of their major to real-world professional and civic contexts. In IE courses, students work closely with their professors and peers to develop, reflect on, and articulate their goals.
What Is Integrative-Learning?
Integrative-Learning has three core elements:
- Intentional Learning—whereby students set goals and plan their education deliberately and purposefully.
- High-Impact Practices (HIPs)—in which students participate in educational experiences that demand considerable time and effort, facilitate learning outside of the classroom, and require meaningful interactions with faculty and other students.
- Metacognition—in which students develop self-awareness and the ability to reflect and learn from their experiences.
Although many courses include aspects of integrative-learning, to be designated an IE course, integrative-learning must be central rather than peripheral to the course content and structure.
How to Find IE Courses
Integrative-Learning Experience (IE) courses are designated with an “IE” and can be accessed under “special groups” in the class schedule.
Amy Zeh High Impact Practice Student Showcase
This showcase is for projects connected with HIP-designated courses only.
Held during the fall and spring semesters, the Amy Zeh HIP Student Showcase celebrates students who have completed projects as a part of their HIP-designated courses. Students can participate in person or online. More information about applying and submitting can be found on the Amy Zeh HIP Student Showcase page.